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How to Organize Your Small Business Records

Dealing with the paperwork is a large part of running a small business. The following table suggests essential file drawers to label in an actual file cabinet or two and what must-keep information to file [more…]

Differences between C and S Corporations for a Small Business

A corporation is a separate legal entity formed under a state corporation law. Your small business can register as a C corporation or an S corporation if you go the corporation route, which you may want [more…]

Key Sections of a Small Business Plan

If you want investors for your small business, you need to write a business plan so that you have something to present to bankers and potential investors. The format of every good business plan, although [more…]

Small Business Kit For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Owning and running a small business calls for a variety of skills, perhaps foremost among them organizational. If you’re going to incorporate your business, you need to explore the differences between [more…]

Determining If You Have the Small Business Personality

If you’re thinking about starting your own company, stop and check whether you have the right personality to run a small business before you start. If you want to be an entrepreneur, you’ll need to have [more…]

Five Great Web Sites for Setting Up a Canadian Small Business

The Internet provides a wealth of great Canadian resources to help you start, run, and carry on your small business. The following Web sites may be particularly helpful to you. [more…]

Five Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

Every year, lots of Canadians get the entrepreneurial urge and start businesses. Some of those small businesses become very successful and profitable. But every year lots of startups in Canada fail. Here [more…]

Canadian Small Business Kit For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Starting a Canadian small business is an exciting and often frightening adventure. With the help of this cheat sheet, you’ll find important tips for running a profitable and successful small business in [more…]

Understanding the Types of Business Strategies

Practically speaking, only three basic business strategies exist: a cost strategy, a differentiated product or service strategy, and a focus on a niche strategy. Understanding these strategies is critical [more…]

How to Write a New Venture Business Plan

New venture plans answer five basic questions that provide prospective investors with the necessary information to determine whether they should further consider investing in your business. [more…]

Start Your Own Business with These Key Considerations

Read these useful tips to get an idea about what sorts of questions you should be asking yourself as you consider setting up your own business: [more…]

Business Success Based on Six Factors

A combination of several fundamental factors determine the success of a business. Refer to the following important points to make sure that you are covering all vital areas: [more…]

What Goes into a Business Plan

A business plan is a key document communicating the developmental objectives of your business. To be sure that this vital information is as functional, accurate and comprehensive as possible, be sure to [more…]

Starting & Running a Business All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

So you’ve decided to start running your own business but are at a bit of a loss when it comes to some of the basics? Here you will find useful breakdowns of everything from how to plan, run and most importantly [more…]

Product Development Lingo

Get to know the following product development language so you’re on top of your game and your head isn’t spinning from all the jargon used during new product development meetings and conventions: [more…]

The New Product Development Cycle

So you can turn your great ideas into money, take a look at how the cycle of new product development evolves from inception to successfully marketing and selling your product: [more…]

Reasons for Incorporating Your Business

Deciding to incorporate your business, or not, can be nerve-wracking. Even if you've done your research and understand what it means to incorporate your business, you may still be unsure about moving forward [more…]

Business Incorporation Terms to Know

If you're considering incorporating your business, do your research (there's a bunch of information about the process) and become familiar with these terms associated with business incorporation: [more…]

Business Incorporation Worksheet

Incorporating your business can be overwhelming - a lot of information has to be collected. Save yourself some time by getting the information in this incorporation worksheet together so you're ahead of [more…]

Incorporating Your Business For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you're thinking about incorporating your business, learn the terms associated with the process; get ready to complete the information on the business incorporation worksheet; and consider some reasons [more…]

Must-Have Personality Traits to Run a Successful Restaurant

Running a restaurant requires more than solid business skills and the willingness to work hard. Making your restaurant a success starts with the right attitude and these personality traits: [more…]

Legal and Business Requirements for Your Online Entity

Here are some important action points to get cracking with as soon as possible in terms of both the functionality and the legality of your online business. [more…]

Promote Yourself as a Freelancer or Consultant

One of the five common business models that most successful mom bloggers use to earn their revenue is promoting themselves as a freelancer or consultant. If you are a freelancer or consultant, then using [more…]

Small Business For Dummies Cheat Sheet

From managing to marketing and everything in between, the world of small business can be both exciting and overwhelming. It’s a place where no two workdays are exactly the same and where unpredictable [more…]

Management Direction and Your Small Business

Your business’s management team brings together skills, talent, and commitment. You want team members to find their direction from your business’s mission, values, and vision statements, as well as from [more…]


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